Family Law (14 June – 28 June)

Family News Councils receive £1.5m to tackle childhood obesity Cypnow – 25 June Birmingham, Blackburn with Darwen, Bradford, Lewisham and Nottinghamshire councils have all been given a share of... Read more

Family Law (31 May – 14 June)

Family News End to divorce ‘blame game’ moves closer Gov.UK – 13 June The landmark Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill introduced by Justice Secretary David Gauke on 13 June, as the UK gets... Read more

Family Law (13 May – 24 May)

Family News Spotlight on child protection in family courts Gov.UK – 21 May Ministers have announced that an MOJ-chaired panel of experts will review how the family courts protect children and... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: May Teaser

Top five cases Stocker v Stocker [2019] UKSC 17 (3 April 2019) – A woman was entitled to be protected from defamation proceedings by a former abuser (her husband). She has rights, based on freedom... Read more

The Nicholas Wall Memorial Lecture 2019 - 'The Children Act 1989: 30 Years On'


Family Law (29 April – 13 May)

Family News Council halt plans to take children from couple who displayed gender identity issues Care Appointments – 9 May Plans for Lancashire County Council to take children from a foster couple, Read more

Family Law (15 April – 29 April)

Family News Mother of murder victim calls for domestic abuse register Family Law Week – 25 April The mother of Jayden Parkinson has called for a domestic abuse register, after her daughter was... Read more

Domestic abuse

A plea for flexibility of definition The government’s Transforming the Response to Domestic Abuse Consultation Response and Draft Bill January 2019 ... Read more

Family Law (1 April – 15 April)

Family News New care applications received by Cafcass in March fell by nearly 10 per cent Family Law Week – 11 April Cafcass has reported a 9.9% drop in new care applications during March 2019,... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: April Teaser

Top five cases LR v A Local Authority & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 525 (31 January 2019) – Foster carer (LR) appeal: order for 20-month-old child to be sent to Poland stayed. Judge had failed to take... Read more

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